We offer a range of support for former members of the RAF as well as those who did National Service.
If you're struggling to cover day-to-day living costs, we're here for you. We can provide financial support with household essentials, priority bills, and funeral expenses. For those of pensionable age and on a low income, we may be able to offer regular financial assistance through a quarterly income supplement. We may also be able to help with home care or care home costs once your council has carried out a care needs assessment.
Our friendly advisers can also provide information on benefits and help you to claim what you're entitled to.
If the application is for £750 or less, this can be made through our online application form. Grants and financial assistance are means tested so we'll look at your income when considering eligibility.
Getting away from the stresses and strains of daily life can help you to recharge. During those times when you're experiencing difficult challenges, a break may help you to cope and carry on. Getting away from the stresses and strains of daily life can help you to recharge. During those times when you're experiencing difficult challenges, a break may help you to cope and carry on. Our new holiday home, The Folly in Bridlington is now available for welfare breaks all year round.
We offer individuals and couples with care needs the opportunity to apply for a care break at a selection of venues.
If you have a disabled member of the immediate family, we can also provide accessible holidays in both in the UK and abroad through the Disabled Holiday Trust.
Relationships and families
We provide free family counselling and relationship counselling as well as subsidised mediation sessions to support you through a divorce, separation or custody negotiations.
We also have Community Engagement Workers in six counties to help assist individuals to become more involved in meaningful and regular sociable activities to help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. They can help identify suitable activities, arrange financial support to put in place transport solutions or cover the cost of respite carers, through to accompanying someone on their first visit to a social group.
If you're feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or overwhelmed, it can be helpful to talk to someone. The types of emotional support we can provide include a confidential listening and counselling service to support you with whatever you're going through.
From small home adaptations or support with funding for new equipment, we can help you stay independent. Once your local council has considered your eligibility for a Disabled Facilities Grant, we can assist with the cost of essential adaptations to your home. We may also be able to assist with the cost of essential property repairs.
Our friendly in-house advocates can advise and support you with housing issues, care in your own home or care home top-up fees. We also offer support for carers through respite breaks and access to resources with tools and advice.